Friday, October 27, 2006

Vietnam : Day 2

Sorry for my late late update. It had been a busy days since back from Vietnam trip. So guys & gals, here you go...

Day 2
Time to get serious of my main purpose in Vietnam, half day conference at the ballroom. Sony conference and new product launching. The launch of the most anticipated storage drive "Blu-Ray".

After conference & lunch, we went to this post-War site "Chu-chi Tunnel" about 40minutes from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). It is a place for the Viet-Cong (Vietnamese guerrilas) to go hiding and plenty of secret tunnels. It is amazing how it was built just with bare hand mining. The tunnels comprises of 3 levels, I only managed to go down one level and gave up due to the heat, imagine those war time, they were hiding down in the tunnel and amazingly there is meeting room, kitchen, bedroom, toilet in the tunnel itself. Worth a visit and what an experience though I can really feel the Vietnamese suffering at that time.

After the tunnel visit, proceeded for dinner and call it a day. For more Vietnam pictures, please check out HERE

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Vietnam : Day 1

Day 1
Touched down Vietnam I'tnl Airport @ 10AM Vietnam time (11AM M'sian time). Very run down airport and system is poor, waited for an hour just to get through the immigration. And at the same time, happened to know that it is a Communist country.

Big culture shock the moment I stepped out the arrival hall. The arrival hall was flooded with people. Then I was told it is the Vietnamese culture that whenever a Vietnamese came back from another country, the whole family will be there to invite them. Kinda havoc. Became instant millionaire with the Vietnam Dong currency rate.

Ho Chi Minh, the economic city of Vietnam. It was known as Saigon before it changed its name after the Vietnam wall. Vietnam population is about 4 times of Malaysia with 90million population. First impression, you rarely see any big/fat people here. Most of them look slim and of Chinese complexion. Traffic is crazy, the city itself got a total of 3million motorbikes with the consistent daily sales of 300bikes. Accident rate is high with 40 fatalities per day.

Checked in @ Renassaince Hotel in District 1, the higher income district of Ho Chi Minh. Nice 5 stars hotel. Went for a good session of massage. The package is just USD15, inclusive with a body massage, foot massage, facial, manicure and pedicure (my 1st time), hair wash & spa facilities. A very good refreshment after a tiring day of travelling.

Nite : Went for some local delicacies, had those spring rolls, Vietnamese salad and Seafood Hotpot. Then went to this local club, kinda good with good trance and house music. Went back @ 3am and phew... what a day... more updates to come on my day 2. Cheers!


This was taken at the boarding room before my departure to Vietnam... bad haze...

Monday, October 16, 2006

Off To Vietnam

My ticket and passport ready... I am flying off to Vietnam for a conference-cum-trip for 4days & 3nights tomorrow. So guys & gals, I might not be able to update my blog that often for this weekend, but this will be my first trip there so depending on the internet availability there, perhaps I will post something interesting on Vietnam... Cheers!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My Injury Report

Went to see doctor yesterday evening, it is confirmed ligament torn. But doctor explained to me, there are a few ligaments on the joint of the knee, so he prescribed me some pain killers, anti-swelling pills, sleeping pills & a gel to apply on. If by this Saturday it is not improved, I might need to go for x-ray & scan. Hopefully it is not as bad...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

God, My Ankle

I had never felt this pain before, I snapped my right knee last night during my normal futsal session, at first I thought it was a minor injury but to my dismay, the piercing pain is unbearable and I could not have a good sleep.

Went to office today, limp-walking and I will be seeing doctor a while more, get some pain killer and sleeping pill to ease my agony... DAMN!!! I hope it is nothing major but the sad thing is that it will be a while until I am fit again to kick a ball... 2 months maybe... SHIT!!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

My Day

Today is a compulsory holiday for my company as my colleagues are all on a company trip to Vietnam which unfortunately I opted not to join as I am not confirmed and need to pay for the trip. As it is my off day where most of my buddies are working, I went back to office in the early part of the day to do some email reading and replying.

Then went to Alliance Bank @ Ikano to make my credit card payment (**PHEW**)... proceeded with lunch with some of my ex-colleagues in LG, Andrew, Roy & Wendih @ Ming Tien foodcourt... after lunch went to PTPTN to help my sis on her loan issue... came to Starbugs @ The Curve at about 3.30pm and updated my blog (earlier post for feirim's birthday)... went back home, took a shower and had a quick chat with my gf...

And now I am back @ Starbugs The Curve to again online... although a little monotonous but I do enjoy this kind of lifestyle... dont know what to post here and just scribble down what I did for the day... Tomorrow again is another holiday for me... Happy happy holiday!!! ;)

Happy Birthday.....

Last Sunday (08/10) was one of my brother's birthday... gave him a surprise with cakes & gifts... HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN BROTHER FEI RIM.... pictures taken were not of good quality, sorry to my lousy O2 XDA Mini...

Finally, you see a soft side of Feirim, crying tears of joy...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Single? What's Wrong?

Browsing thru a blog of a friend of mine, it triggered me to write something about this cos I am not being spared each and every time some hit and run occassions, events, dinners, etc. They will start query you, "When getting married? Make it fast... blah blah blah"... relatives, friends always ask the same ol' questions like there is no tomorrow. Initially, I will just answer for the sake of answering a question but after a while, it really getting on my nerves...

What's wrong being a single? Or should I say what's wrong being an attached bachelor? Maybe you care or maybe you just being nosy... but i believe there are many other people which you in dire need of your care... get a life ma' mate... :)